A 21-year old Cranbrook ski cross racer has fulfilled her childhood dream.
India Sherret is representing Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Sherret says being named to the Canadian Olympic team hasn’t really sunk in yet.
“I’m beyond excited.” Sherret exclaims. “I’m very proud and very happy to be representing my country and my community, it just feels incredible.”
The young athlete says she recalls a conversation she had with her grandmother when she first started skiing competitively.
“You know grandma, if I’m going to do this, I’m going to go to the Olympics.” a young India Sherrett said to her grandmother.
“Apparently I was right back then, when I was like nine years old.” says Sherret. “It’s really cool to realize a dream and be able to live that out.”
Sherret recently won bronze at the Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Sweden.
She says she has been skiing ever since she can remember and began ski cross racing when she was 15.
The Cranbrook native says she has so many people to thank for their support along the way.
“Mom and dad are always the biggest supporters of me, they’ve stood by me and been there.” says Sherret. “I have lots of close friends in Cranbrook and my coaches as well; Stanley Hayer who’s going to be our Head Coach at the games, he started coaching me when I was 15.”
Sherret also says whether you’re from a small town or a big city, you can do anything you set your mind to.
“It’s very possible and the support is there for those kids that want to get after it in sports or academics or anything like that.” explains Sherret. “Always the answer is to just go for it and never give up.”
The Olympic ski cross event takes place February 21st-23rd.
– India Sherret, Team Canada ski cross racer